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Author Little, David, 1933- author
Title Essays on religion and human rights : ground to stand on / David Little, Berkley Center of Religion, Peace, and International Affairs, Georgetown Universtiy
Imprint New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2015
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 人文社會聯圖  BL65.H78 L56 2015    AVAILABLE    30660020158338
Descript xvi, 403 pages ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
"This collection of essays by David Little addresses human rights in relation to the historical settings in which its language was drafted and adopted. Featuring five original essays, Little articulates his view that fascist practices before and during World War II vivified the wrongfulness of deliberately inflicting severe pain, injury, and destruction for self-serving purposes and that the human rights corpus, developed in response, was designed to outlaw all practices of arbitrary force. He contends that while there must be an accountable human rights standard, it should guarantee latitude for the expression and practice of beliefs, consistent with outlawing arbitrary force. Little details the theoretical grounds of the relationship between religion and human rights, and concludes with essays on US policy and the restraint of force in regard to terrorism. With a foreword by John Kelsey, this book is a capstone of the work of this influential writer on religion, philosophy, and law"-- Provided by publisher
Part I. In Defense of Rights. Ground to stand on: a philosophical reappraisal of human rights language ; Critical reflections on The Last Utopia: Human Rights in History by Samuel Moyn -- Part II. Religion and Rights. Religion, human rights, and the secular state: clarifications and some Islamic, Jewish, and Christian responses ; Religion, human rights, and public reason: protecting the freedom of religion or belief ; Rethinking tolerance: a human rights approach ; A bang or a whimper?: assessing some recent challenges to religious freedom in the United States ; Religion and human rights: a personal testament -- Part III. Religion and the History of Rights. Religion, peace, and the origins of nationalism ; Roger Williams and the Puritan background of the establishment clause -- Part IV. Public Policy and the Restraint of Force. Terrorism, public emergency, and international order: the U.S. example, 2001-2014 ; The role of the academic in times of war ; Obama and Niebuhr: religion and American foreign policy -- Afterword: Ethics, religion, and human consciousness -- Appendix: Ethics and scholarship
Subject Human rights -- Religious aspects
Human rights -- Moral and ethical aspects
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Human Rights. bisacsh
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